Results are in: Etone College Football Academy 5 v 3 Amethyst
An away day in Wolverhampton saw the opportunity for the Etone team to hold their position at the top of the table.
An open start to the game presented opportunities for both teams to take early leads with plenty of half chances at either end. However, a controversial period saw a penalty shout for a foul on J Atkins given the opposite way, followed shortly afterwards by a penalty given at the other end after the Amethyst forward felt he pushed during a collision. Etone responded with an equaliser just before half time but it couldn’t hide what had been a poor quality first half.
Things went from bad to worse in the 2nd half as Amethyst retook the lead directly from a curling corner into the far corner and doubled their lead at the near post shortly after. Etone looked to be finished with 35 minutes to go but in truth, the action was just beginning. Quick-fire goals from C Heath and T Stenton meant it was everything to play for going into the final 15 minutes. When Cain went through on goal to complete his hat trick there was no mistake slotting into the bottom left corner to give the visitors the lead. A nervy couple of minutes followed with a flurry of corners for Amethyst and a top save from C Clarke from close range at a crucial stage in the match. A penalty in the dying moments provided J Atkins with the perfect opportunity to get himself on the scoresheet and he did just that sending us to a 5-3 comeback win for Etone. Well done all and may we continue the winning streak.